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The Beto effect: The man behind the Texas’ blue wave

The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone here in the great state of Texas, and all across Texas, especially in Harris County and Fort Bend County, Democrats faired extremely well. The results of many of the key county and ...

What a Democratic House must do

In the next Congress that convenes in January, it is my intention to seek the chairmanship of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, a panel on which I now sit as its ranking member.

Why we kneel: An act of love, respect

The president’s behavior at the celebration in Paris for the 100th anniversary of World War I ending

Succeeding against the odds

After two years of divisive, hateful rhetoric from the highest levels of government, the profoundly inhumane treatment of immigrant families, and the placement of corporate profits ahead of the basic needs of children

African American survivors - invisible in plain sight

Where’s my face? I’m searching for my reflection or the echo of my story, but to my dismay I’m considered a ghost and mute. My complexion has cast a shadow before me again. The Black story has been lost in ...

Lessons from Ruby Bridges

I recently had the joy of presenting an award from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs to Ruby Bridges.

Urban League Movement mourns Ntozake Shange, ‘One of the original conjurers of Black Girl Magic’

“somebody/anybody sing a black girl’s song bring her out to know herself to know you but sing her rhythms carin/struggle/hard times sing her song of life she’s been dead so long closed in silence so long she doesn’t know the ...

Let’s invest in our students, not millionaires like me

Almost 10 years after the 2007 economic crisis, another debt bubble is ready to burst. Experts say student loan debt, the second highest form of household debt at $1.5 trillion, is a risk to our economic stability.

What is a ‘real’ American? And who is everyone else?

This election cycle has been brutal, and as the vitriol has continued and increased, many have been heard to say, “This is not who we are” as Americans.

The fight has just begun

The midterm elections are now over and unprecedented numbers of people in Texas and throughout the country cast their ballots for candidates of their choice. I am extremely grateful to all of those who voted to return me to Congress ...

Federal agencies unprepared: Government report shows DHHS scrambled to deal with separation of immigrant families

Federal agencies did not plan for the potential increase of children who were separated from their parents during “zero tolerance,” according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

I will vote! Choosing not to vote still impacts you

“I will vote!” That is such an empowering statement, when you think about it, especially considering how important voting is for Black people at this critical time in this country.

Midterm elections: What’s at stake for communities of color?

“When there’s a vacuum in our democracy, when we don’t vote, when we take our basic rights and freedoms for granted, when we turn away and stop paying attention and stop engaging and stop believing and look for the newest ...

Will Waller Co. guard students’ voting rights?

For the second time this month, the eyes of Texas, and particularly voting rights advocates, have been drawn to the campus of Prairie View A&M University.

Communities of color would finally be represented in the U.S. Senate

Texas has the highest African American population in the country, but I’m one of only four Congressional Black Caucus members who represent the Lone Star State. While Ted Cruz knows nothing about supporting the diverse district I represent, Congressman and ...